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Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty, of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured his Freedom by Running Away from his Master's Farm in 1843
			

4        LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK

and the following morning left for Hartford, Trum-
bull Co., where I found kind friends in the persons
of Ralph Plumb and Seth Hayes, merchants, in whose
cheese warehouse I worked for two weeks. Learning
that some southerners, presumably in search of run-
away slaves, were in the vicinity, I left hastily, bring-
ing up at Stod Stevens' store in Gustavus, remained
there over night and the following morning left in
company with Joseph B. Barber, cattle dealer of
Wayne, who turned me over to George Quick, who
brought me in a buggy to Alba Coleman agent, un-
derground railroad, at West Andover. Arrived there
Saturday night and remained nntil Monday afternoon.
I then left on foot, reaching Anson  Kirby Garlick's
hospitable home an hour later.
   After a night with him, I was proposing to con-
tinue my journey to Canada when he advised me to
remain with him and go to school. In the South I
had not attended school two days when the master
found it out and forbade my fnrther efforts to secure
an education.
   I remained with Mr. Garlick from 1843 to 1846
attending district school a portion of the time during
the winter, working on the place the rest of the time.
   The first winter I attended school, I was awarded
the second prize for the greatest improvement in
writing. Miss Sophia Houghton, an elder sister of the
late Mrs. Judge Betts, of Jefferson, taking the first prize.
   On accepting Mr. Garlick's hospitality and home.




			
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